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MTTC English: Literary Analysis - Chapter Summary
Brush up on your knowledge of literary analysis to ease the process of studying for the MTTC English assessment. After reviewing the lessons in this chapter, you will be prepare for the following:
- Defining and identifying devices of rhetoric
- Understanding the summary and analysis of Aristotle's poetics
- Explaining characteristics of Neoclassical literature
- Describing the definition and forms of literary criticism
- Understanding how to interpret texts from a critical perspective
- Using text to guide your interpretation of literary meaning
Expert instructors in the lessons provide the detailed overview of literary analysis you need to tackle related questions on the exam. Review the lessons as often as necessary, and utilize easily identifiable vocabulary words within the text lessons to ensure you fully comprehend this chapter.
Objectives of the MTTC English: Literary Analysis Chapter
The primary objective of the MTTC English: Literary Analysis chapter is to give you the tools you need to succeed on the assessment. The video lessons cover topics found in the genre and craft of language subarea, which constitutes approximately 30% of the entire test. After watching the videos, you can take self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam to reinforce concepts covered in the lessons, and gain access to questions formatted similarly to the 100 multiple-choice questions you'll see on the exam.
Passing the MTTC English assessment, which requires a score of 220, enables you to add the English endorsement to your Michigan teaching certificate so that you can educate students on this subject at the middle grades and secondary levels. Use this chapter as a studying resource to get you steps closer toward accomplishing your goal.
1. What is Rhetoric? - Definition, Devices & Examples
If you don't read this lesson, you'll never understand what rhetoric means! That may or may not be true; it's probably just hyperbole. Read about the different definitions of rhetoric and some of its most popular means of persuasion.
2. Aristotle's Poetics: Summary & Analysis
You may have taken a look at Aristotle's 'Poetics' and thought to yourself, 'This sounds like Greek to me.' But, that doesn't mean you can't get a grasp on the philosopher's message. Watch this video for a synopsis and analysis of this ancient aesthetic treatise!
3. Neoclassical Literature: Definition, Characteristics & Movement
Neoclassical literature was written between 1660 and 1798. It was a time of both formality and artificiality. In this lesson, we will examine the characteristics and literature of this time period.
4. Literary Criticism: Definition, Examples & Forms
For as long as writers have been writing, there have been critics evaluating their work. In this lesson, we will take a look at why literary criticism is important and a few different common approaches used to analyze literature.
5. Interpreting Texts from a Critical Perspective
In this lesson, you will be thinking about the influence that different critical perspectives have on literary analysis and criticism. You will learn some of the dominant critical theories and see how perspectives determine the approach to a single text.
6. Interpreting Literary Meaning: How to Use Text to Guide Your Interpretation
In this lesson, we will discuss how to find and interpret literary meaning in writings. The lesson will focus on using the text to find key elements to guide your interpretation.
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Other chapters within the MTTC English (002): Practice & Study Guide course
- MTTC English: Integrated Language Arts
- MTTC English: Development of the English Language
- MTTC English: Language Acquisition & Development
- MTTC English: Listening & Communication Strategies
- MTTC English: Literary Forms & Genres
- MTTC English: Literary Elements
- MTTC English: Types of Poetry
- MTTC English: Forms of Nonfiction
- MTTC English: Benefits of Studying Literature
- MTTC English: Literature & Culture
- MTTC English: American Literature
- MTTC English: Transcendental, Realist & Naturalist Works
- MTTC English: Modernist Literature
- MTTC English: The Harlem Renaissance
- MTTC English: Contemporary Literature
- MTTC English: Analyzing American Literature
- MTTC English: Shakespeare & The Renaissance
- MTTC English: 17th & 18th Century Literature
- MTTC English: Romantic Literature
- MTTC English: Victorian Literature
- MTTC English: Modern Literature
- MTTC English: World Literature
- MTTC English: Literature for Children & Teens
- MTTC English: Language Development
- MTTC English: Literary Devices
- MTTC English: Expository Writing
- MTTC English: Analytical Writing
- MTTC English: Persuasive Writing
- MTTC English: Narrative Writing
- MTTC English: The Writing Process
- MTTC English: The Revision Process
- MTTC English: Visual Communication
- MTTC English: Reading Strategies
- MTTC English: Critical Analysis of Texts
- MTTC English: Eliciting Student Responses to Texts
- MTTC English Flashcards